Around a month ago, Nintendo Life and Donkey Kong world champion Dr. Hank Chien teamed up to challenge you, the readers, to design the official Team Chien t-shirt. The response was overwhelming, but Dr. Chien was able to cut through the entries with surgical precision and pick a favourite.
The winning design was submitted by user Blackflag82 and depicts a Mario-styled Hank in surgical garb. The illustration will go on to appear on all Team Chien t-shirts, available wherever you can see the plastic surgeon racking up the points. This will include his performance at the upcoming Kong Off at Richie Knucklez Arcade in New Jersey on March 19th and 20th, where we'll be reporting back to you on all the action as the world's best Kong players face off for the first time under one roof. You can view the winning entry below.
Dr. Chien wanted to pass along this message to the Nintendo Life community:
I would like to thank everyone who participated in this t-shirt competition. The response was more than I expected and I had a tough time choosing between the entries. I would like to send the winner a t-shirt when they're printed. I've been asked by many of my fans if I had a t-shirt, now I can say yes!
That's right, along with the immortal fame of designing the winning Team Chien logo, the designer will be receiving the shirt itself. Congratulations, Blackflag82!
Nintendo Life would like to thank all of the entrants – even if you didn't win, we certainly appreciate your participation and continuing support of the site.